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Motivation: The week I told the Internet my weight

You know how I was nervous last week? I was all I'm probably going to fail now that I told everyone that I'm trying to lose weight.

Well, the first week of my public journey turned out pretty well. A little too well.

Last week: 238.8

This week: 234.6

Change: -4.2

When I saw the scale this morning, I hopped off, reset it and tried again just to be sure it wasn't a fluke. Then I waited a few hours and tried again, just to really make sure.

And it was still there. Whoa.

In reality, healthy, sustainable weight loss should only be 1-2 pounds a week. So 4 pounds definitely makes me both excited and nervous. Please know this is not a typical week for me, and it's not recommended.

I can probably attribute this week's weigh-in to two things:

1. Last week I only lost 0.6 pounds, even though I thought I had a good week. I know any loss is great, but I think I may have just had an "off" day when I weighed in, and actually had a better week last week than the scale showed. This week's weigh-in could just be "catching up" with last week's.

2. I may have been extra motivated this week. You know, I told the Internet how much I weigh, and now I have to actually keep up with this weight loss thing or I'll look like a loser. Yeah, that may have had an influence on my week.

Either way, I guess I should be happy I lost too much rather than gained anything. I'm telling you, this journey is quite the rollercoaster. But so far it's a good ride!


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